Monday, 22 July 2019 09:14 GMT

Angola, Botswana to mull over elephant reduction

(MENAFN) Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi is looking forward to reduce the elephant population because of the growing conflict between people and wildlife by leading a delegation to Angola to look for ways to achieve that, said by Masisi.

Unity Dow will be a part of the delegation said by president, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Kitso Mokaila and Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation.

Almost one-third of Africa's 450,000 elephants have been living in Botswana and tripled to almost 160,000 since 1991, according to data provided by the government.

Last month, Botswana decided to control and plan the elephant hunting instead of the hunting forbid that was put in place in 2014, Mokaila also said in a telephone interview with Xinhua that Hunting would not meaningfully reduce the number of elephants; it would also come up with plans to seek ideas from Angola on how to manage wildlife.


Angola, Botswana to mull over elephant reduction


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